Council of Europe member states must renew their commitment to “safeguarding and promoting genuine democracy
Human Rights House Foundation, alongside the undersigned human rights organisations, welcomes the resolution and recommendation on “Safeguarding and promoting genuine democracy in Europe”, passed by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on Thursday.
UNGA suspension of Russia’s membership of the UN Human Rights Council is important but more is needed.
Human Rights House Foundation (HRHF) welcomes the action taken today by the UN General Assembly to suspend the Russian Federation’s membership of the Human Rights Council.
UN General Assembly: Suspend Russia’s Membership on the Human Rights Council
We, the undersigned members of the network of Human Rights Houses, call on the United Nations General Assembly to immediately suspend the membership of the Russian Federation on the UN Human Rights Council.
HRC49: Council must press Russian authorities to reverse unprecedented human rights crackdown
At the 49th session of the UN Human Rights Council, Human Rights House Foundation called on the Council to press the Russian authorities on the ongoing human rights crackdown, as well as to appoint a dedicated Special Rapporteur to monitor the human rights situation in the country. These calls were delivered in a joint statement alongside Amnesty International, CIVICUS, Human Rights Watch, and FIDH.
Civil society urges the EU to be ambitious with rule of law
Human Rights House Foundation joins over 25 CSOs issuing a set of recommendations to strengthen the European Union’s annual rule of law report for 2022.
Addressing Russia’s human rights crisis following its exclusion from the Council of Europe
The international community must take immediate steps to monitor and report on human rights violations in Russia while concurrently maintaining cooperation with Russian civil society and human rights defenders.
Russia: UN General Assembly should suspend Russia’s membership of UN Human Rights Council
In an open letter, almost 50 international NGOs, including HRHF, call on the UN General Assembly to suspend Russia’s rights of membership of the UN Human Rights Council for committing widespread, gross and systematic human rights violations, some amounting to war crimes and crimes against humanity.
UN member states must take NGO participation seriously
In April, elections will be held to the UN Committee on NGOs, a body mandated to accredit NGOs to the UN. Human Rights House Foundation is among 349 national, regional and international NGOs calling for States to take NGO participation seriously and vote accordingly.
Civil society participation at the UN Human Rights Council cannot be an afterthought
HRHF joins dozens of organisations in a joint letter addressed to the President of the UN Human Rights Council, Ambassador of Austria to the UN in Geneva, Director-General of the United Nations at Geneva, and all Members and Observers of the UN Human Rights Council.